Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Feds Are Taking Down The "Trademark Compliance Center"
Perhaps you may have received "invoices" in the past from the Trademark Compliance Center or the Trademark Compliance Office. These invoices seek compensation from trademark applicants for trademark filing services, but no services were ever provided. Now, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles has brought an amended indictment against two L.A.-based men, Artashes Darbinyan and Orbel Hakobyan, involving various fraud claims related to their operation of these so-called compliance businesses. The indictment claims that trademark owners were invoiced for services never performed. More information is available in the Los Angeles Daily News.